13 Spectacularly Sharable Pull-Apart Bread Recipes

Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel on parchment paper
Photo: LauraF

Food is better when it's shared, and nothing captures that sentiment better than pull-apart bread. Super sharable pull-apart breads make a perfect snack to feed a crowd, and their size and structure ensure that everyone gets their share. Plus, pull-apart breads can be made sweet or savory, and you can use short-cut ingredients like biscuits and frozen bread dough to speed up the prep. Check out our collection of top-rated pull-apart breads, including gooey monkey bread, savory pinwheels, and buttery dinner rolls.

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Best Ever Cinnamon Pull Aparts

Best Ever Cinnamon Pull Aparts
Christina

These cinnamon bun-inspired pull-apart muffins make an ideal Christmas breakfast, since they only require five ingredients and come together in just an hour, thanks to refrigerated biscuit dough. This recipe yields a lot of cinnamon sugar, so you may want to tweak it to suit your flavor preferences.

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Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread

Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread
Wyattsdogster

Calling all garlic lovers — this easy pull-apart bread gets a head start by using canned biscuit dough, eliminating any need for a time-consuming kneading process. Then, they're drizzled with herbed garlic butter for an irresistible savory flavor.

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Rosemary Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Rosemary Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Jem

These airy dinner rolls by Chef John are probably the lightest pull-apart bread in this roundup, which makes them an ideal companion for a rich dinner. Minced fresh rosemary gives these made-from-scratch rolls a pleasantly herby flavor.

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Garlic Bubble Ring

Garlic Bubble Ring
Nana Sidek

This simple and delicious pull-apart ring is astoundingly easy to make; all you have to do is roll thawed dough into balls, dip them in a seasoned cheese mixture, and then place them into a Bundt pan. The outside is crunchy while the interior remains soft and has a nice garlic flavor.

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Orange Pull-Aparts

Orange Pull-Aparts
LynnInHK

This pull-apart bread may be quick and easy (thanks to a bread machine), but its flavor makes it distinct enough to stand out among other dishes. For a more pronounced citrus flavor, use more zest (feel free to do an entire orange).

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Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel

Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel on parchment paper
LauraF

This impressive pinwheel looks like you spent hours making it, but in reality, the savory sharable comes together in just 50 minutes with the help of ready-made puff pastry and three other ingredients. Serve it as an appetizer, a side for an impressive main, or even for breakfast.

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Pull-Apart Easter Blossom Bread

a braided round loaf of sweet yeast bread with "blossoms" of jam
CC♥'s2bake

"I'm Ukrainian and grew up with my baba's Easter bread so can attest that this bread's texture is spot on," says community member Karen. "It is also NOT bland and is the way it is supposed to be." If you don't care for jam, try using lemon curd or even homemade cheese filling.

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Cheesy Italian Pull Apart Bread

Cheesy Italian Pull Apart Bread
Holly21602

"LOVED LOVED LOVED this! Not only was it so simple to assemble but it was beautiful and VERY yummy! I think I ate more of this than our pasta tonight lol," says Allrecipes Allstar Christina. "I did just eyeball the Italian seasoning just to taste and added some parsley as well. I could see just making this an appetizer or a side to a nice salad and calling it dinner...that's how much we enjoyed it!"

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Quick and Easy Monkey Bread

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread
chef jai

Trust us, this recipe isn't too good to be true — frozen dinner roll dough is even easier to work with than refrigerated dough, and you can make monkey bread in just 40 minutes. Several community members have worked with non-instant pudding and find it much easier to distribute throughout the pan.

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Parmesan Pull-Aparts

Parmesan Pull-Aparts
Scoobydu66

This pull-apart bread is remarkably simple and speedy, but its clever seasoning combination yields a savory flavor that's distinct enough to work on a holiday table. It's such a simple dish, but it's so tender and satisfying that it feels special.

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High Rise Dinner Rolls

High Rise Dinner Rolls
abapplez

These ultra-tender dinner rolls get their comforting consistency from a special ingredient: instant mashed potato flakes. The rolls come out huge, light and fluffy, with gentle crusts. In other words, you're never gonna need another dinner roll recipe again.

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Sticky Monkey Brains

Sticky Monkey Brains
Kim's Cooking Now

"This is a definite keeper! I had only been looking for an easy recipe that 2 seven year-olds could help me make and this fit the bill," says community member Beansie. "Still, I was a bit skeptical about using the canned biscuits because that "canned biscuit flavor" usually comes through in anything you make with them. Not so with these! They were outstanding!"

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Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns

close up of Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns
Diana Kritinar

These simple hot cross buns come out comforting, tender, and soft, and have a touch of earthy sweetness from the addition of cardamom (if you don't have any, cinnamon will work). They're far better than what you'd pick up at the bakery, and they're more affordable, too.

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